BST 290 Seminar: Titus Brown

BST 290 Seminar Series

Thursday, May 7th, 2015, 4:10pm, MSB 1143 (Statistics Seminar Room)

Refreshments at 3:30pm in MSB 4110 (Statistics Lounge)

Speaker:          Titus Brown

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis

Title:                A data-intensive future: how can biology best take advantage of the coming data deluge?

Abstract:          As data (especially sequencing data) becomes more readily available, we need new tools, approaches, and thought processes for using this data to do better biology.  I will talk about some of my past research in scaling non-model system -omic investigation (primarily soil metagenomics and ascidian transcriptomics), and then discuss some of the upcoming challenges that we are facing and provide some suggestions on how we might tackle them productively.